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the morale of foreign troops serving in the war zone. u.s. military officials say an attack on saturday that killed two americans was especially unnerving as several afghan soldiers and possibly insurgents opened fire from several directions. nbc's chief foreign correspondent, richard engel, has been covering this war for almost the full 11 years. he filed this report from kabul. >> reporter: this woman is about to die. executed for adultery. the man she was with got off scot-free. the taliban recently filmed this video of their justice as a warning and to say they're making a comeback. some 30 miles away in the village, we saw few signs of what the u.s. would consider progress in afghanistan and no evidence that the american plan to hand over to a credible, stable afghan government will work. these village elders tell me once u.s. troops leave, a civil war will begin, and u.s.-trained afghan forces will not be able to stop it. are you preparing for this fight? are you already stockpiling weapons and ammunition and getting yourself ready? "yes, we are. we will definitely fight," he says
the friday's announcement that the deadly assault on the u.s. consulate in bengahzi was deliberate and organized. peter king of new york called on susan rice to resign as u.s. ambassador to the united nations after she initially claimed the attack on the consulate was part of the spontaneous protest after an anti-islamic video. yesterday paul ryan and john mccain slammed the administration's handling of the deadly attack. >> the response was slow, confused, inconsistent. they first said it was a youtube video and a spontaneous mob. we now know it was a planned terrorist attack if this was one tragic incident that would be a tragedy in itself. the problem is it's part of a bigger picture that the obama foreign policy is unraveling before our eyes on tv screens. >> i think it interferes with the depiction that the administration is trying to convey that al qaeda is on the wane, everything is fine in the middle east. >> you think it's political? >> how else could you trot out our u.n. ambassador to say this was a spon ttaneous demonstrati? >> maybe they thought that at the time? >> on
to cooperation with israel. and the drawdown of u.s. forces from afghanistan. on the middle east peace process, romney sounded decidedly more optimistic than he did earlier this year during that secretly recorded private fund-raiser. >> i'll recommit america to the goal of a democratic prosperous palestinian state living side by side in peace and security with the jewish state of israel. >> i don't think the palestinians want to seek this yaen way for political purposes. these are the issues that i say there is just no way. you move thing as long the best way you can. you hope for some stability and you roy that it's going to remain until -- we look at taiwan. we have a potentially volatile situation and we live it with. we kick the ball down the field and hopefully somehow something will happen. >> the obama campaign was quick in its response to romney's speech at vmi. madelieine albright slammed the republican candidate during a conference call with reporters saying romney's foreign policy is full of platitudes but short on specifics. staying with foreign policy, we're learning more about th
picture is developing from the state department about what really happened when gunmen stormed the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya and killed four americans including the u.s. ambassador there. the obama administration initially claimed the attacks stemmed from a protest over an anti-islam film produced in the united states. and posted to youtube. but officials at the state department say that was never their conclusion adding there was no protest at all. in fact, diplomats first realized they were under at being a when they heard exploegs and saw armed men entering their compound. a quick response team was dispatched with 60 libyan militia men to try to stop the assault, but they were too late. by then the attackers already had set fire to the building where ambassador chris stevens was hiding. that account directly conflicts the description of the attack provided on "meet the press" by u.s. ambassador to the u.n. susan rice. this was on september 16th, five days after the attack. >> putting together the best information that we have available to us today, our current assessment is
in that closely contested u.s. senate race up in massachusetts. republican senator scott brown, democratic challenger elizabeth warren facing off in springfield, mass, as two new polls are split on which candidates as the advantage there. unlike the first two debates, last night there was no mention for elizabeth warren made of american heritage but plenty of jousting on policy issues like job creation, taxes, and which candidate sticks up for the middle class. >> the one thing you can't be doing now in the middle of this 3 1/2 year recession is taking more money out of people's hard-working pocketbooks and wallets and giving it to the federal government. they're like pigs in a trough up there. they take and take and take. >> this has been pretty much my life's work is talking about what is happening to america's middle class. let's face it, america's middle class is just getting hammered. republicans have a vision, cut taxes for those at the top and let the chips fall where they may for everybody else. >> when you talk about getting hammered, i suggest you put down the hammer. because it'
came to the u.s. on a student visa in january with the purpose of launching a terrorist attack and took classes in cybersecurity before trying to contact what he thought were al qaeda operatives. turns out those contacts were undercover agents with the fbi. wnbc's jonathan dienst is the chief investigative reporter and has the latest for us. jonathan. >> reporter: almost 24 hours after his arrest mohammed nafis remains behind bars without bail on the terror conspiracy counts, investigators say he tried to drive that van here to the federal reserve bank in lower manhattan and tried to set off a 1,000-pound bomb by remote control. but all along fbi, nypd and homeland security officials say they were on to him monitoring his every move and even provided through informants, some of the components for the bomb that were inert and that's why this part did not work, they say. they arrested him earlier this morning after they say he made a jihadist video claiming al qaeda had won, then he apparently left the van and went and tried to set off that explosion. investigators say they are looking in
assistance to the u.s. auto companies even if they went through bankruptcy. you said they could get it in the private marketplace. that wasn't true. they would have gone through a -- >> you're wrong, mr. president. >> you're wrong. >> i'm not wrong. >> people can look it up, you're right. >> people will look it up. >> romney argued he wanted to take the companies through a managed bankruptcy where the auto manufacturers would get government help but also acquire private financing, financing romney's critics say was not available at the time. romney made that argument in an op-ed called "let detroit go bankrupt." the romney campaign said time and time again the governor wrote the op-ed but not that headline. remember a couple debates ago we were anticipating mitt romney zingers? the biggest zinger of last night came from president obama. when mitt romney was talking about the pentagon budget >> our navy is smaller now than at any time since 1917. the navy said they needed 313 ships to carry out their mission. we're down to 285. we're headed down to the low 200s if we go through seque
city, we begin with new developments involving the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya last month that left four americans dead including the u.s. ambassador there. the obama administration under steady fire under conflicting statements about what exactly happened on september 11th. secretary of state hillary clinton is stepping out now to take the blame, telling reporters during a trip to peru she's ultimately responsible for diplomat security. >> i take responsibility. i'm in charge of the state department. 60,000 plus people all over the world, 275 posts. the president and the vice president certainly wouldn't be knowledgeable about specific decisions that are made by security professionals. they are the ones who weigh all of the threats and the risks and the needs and make a considered decision. what i want to avoid is some kind of political gotcha or blame game going on, because that does a disservice to the thousands and thousands of americans, not only in the state department and usa i.d. but in the military that served around the world. >> it's not just been republic
house. the other thing that's interesting about this story if it's accurate is it sounds like the u.s. is taking a position that we're likely to jettison our allies. the last thing we want to do is abandon our allies and make it a one-on-one negotiation. some of the allies have been more forward leaning than we have been to make sure the sanctions are tough and put in place. >> owe bomb me's campaign senior advisor, david axlerod, had a different view of the situation in iraq. >> there's a tremendous disquiet in iran. their currency has dropped in value by 50%. their oil business has dropped by 50%. there's resttiveness in the political environment there and they're feeling the heat. that's what the sanctions were meant to do. remember, when he came to office we were isolated on our position on iran and in the world and today the world is unified against iran with us all because of the leadership of this president. >> and we're getting some new details this morning about the confusion within the obama administration following the attack on the u.s. consulate in benz, libya, that kille
u.s. consulate is found to be living freely in benghazi where he is openly mocking president obama's threats to bring killers of four americans to justice. the question is, what are we going to do about it? >>> and it want hard to see this coming. the yankees get swept from the playoffs in embarrassing fashion. the question is, was this alex rodriguez's last game in a yankees uniform? red sox fans hope not. it is "way too early" for this. >>> good morning. joe and i will be taking over for willie this morning. you're watching "way too early," the show you have to show up on time for. >> damn. glad you're up with us early this morning. >> he just walked in. >> shoot us an e-mail at >> or tweet us and let us know why you're awake. >> or text awake followed by your spns to -- >> 622639. >> if you show up early you'll read the spript. >> the next 30 minutes will be your cram session for this friday, october 19th. >>> there's a lot going on today, including a goof up by google. >>> plus, president obama makes his sixth appearance on "the daily show" talking libya,
very much. >>> it's been 23 days now since the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya that killed four americans. now for the first time, an fbi team is finally on scene to investigate. the investigators sent to libya in the wake of the attack. because of security concerns, they didn't go to benghazi until yesterday. so under heavy security, the team reportedly spent about 13 hours on site collecting evidence. since last month's attack, a number of news outlets discovered sensitive documents at the compound themselves, including a journal belong together late ambassador chris stevens. attorney general eric holder says the probe has been active for weeks. just this morning, turkish media reports that two suspects have been detained in connection with the killing of ambassador stevens. nbc news has not independently confirmed that story. >>> later this morning, the september jobs report will be released. it will reportedly be better than august. let's go to jeff live in london. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. the problem is, the economy's just not adding jobs fast en
including the u.s. ambassador. president obama's deputy campaign manager suggested the only reason the obama's handling of the attack is because the republicans are talking about it on the campaign trail. she said that was reckless and irresponsib irresponsible. last night, ryan blasted the white house. >> it took the president two weeks to announce it was a terrorist attack. if we are hit by terrorists, we are going call it what it is. this benghazi issue would be a tragedy in and of its, but it's a broader problem, that is what we are watching on tv screens is the unraveling of the policies. >> that's a bunch of mularkey. the congressman here cut embassy security in his budget by $300 million below what we asked for. >> the vice president weighed in and responded to claims the administration did not respond to requests for more security. >> we weren't told they want more security. we did not know they wanted more security. by the way, at the time, we were told exactly -- we said exactly what the intelligence community told us that they knew. that was the assessment. as they changed their v
." it puts it among the ten costliest storms in the u.s. >> they are going to be taking a trip to hawaii for the next one. >> everyone is taking a couple weeks off. >> they are going to convert some of the ice cream trucks into power line trucks. >> you stop it. you be nice. we're going to gather around the water cooler. this better not get messed up. this is apparently he's going to show us political news. he's going to bring it to the table today. >> you had a lot of smut last week. give us your best shot. >> mika will be happy. we have some political news. lenah dunnham, a great show. she's got a new campaign ad out online. she's got a not so subtle metaphor for getting people to the polls. why don't we take a look at it. >> the the first time shouldn't be with just anybody. you want to do it with a great guy. a guy with beautiful, someone who cares about and understands women. a guy who cares whether you get health insurance. specifically whether you get birth control. do it with a guy who brought the troops out of iraq. my first time voting was amazing. it was this line in the sand.
impression. >>> here's the latest. >> mr. president, china is demanding that the u.s. pay back its debt in full immediately. failure to do so will bring on financial apocalypse. you need to look into that camera and convince the people of china we are good to pay back that debt. >> why you got to play me like that, china? when you loan that money to my predecessors, did you really think you were going to get it back? >> china's not budging but we have just had the results back from your latest presidential physical and it tornadoes out you have telepathic powers. look into that camera and convince the chinese they need to step down. >> it's your move. >> there's still time. there's still time for president cain. write him in in november, won you? >>> still ahead on "way too early," why are you still awake? tweets, texts and e-mails are next. "morning joe," live from washington, just moments away. [ male announcer ] for the dreamers... and those well grounded. for what's around this corner... and the next. there's cash flow options from pnc. solutions to help businesses like yours accele
, romney will make the argument that u.s. aid should be tied to the egyptians upholding their peace treaty with israel. with growing tension over iran's nuclear program, mitt romney says he will not hesitate to put forces in the eastern mediterranean and the gulf region. the obama campaign is downplaying the speech describing romney over the weekend as, quote, an unmitigated disaster on foreign policy and the only person who has offended europe more is probably chevy chase. >>> get ready. mitt romney is continuing to gain ground on the president following last week's debate. a new gallup daily tracking pole shows the president leading the nation 49-46%. mitt romney spent the weekend campaigning in the battleground state of florida telling large crowds that he enjoyed wednesday's debate. >> we had a little debate earlier this week and i enjoyed myself. you all had the chance to hear his answers or his not answers, now of course days later we're hearing his executions and next january we'll be watching him leave the white house for the last time. >>> the debate performance, the president's d
of the u.s. consulate in libya. lindsey graham suggested the administration deliberately covered up details. they're trying to sell a narrative that the mideast, the wars are receding and al qaeda has been dismantled, and to admit our embassy was attacked by al qaeda operatives and libya did not work undercuts that narrative. they didn't believe media would investigate, congress was out of session and this caught up with them. there was no way with anybody looking at all that you could believe five days after the attack that it was based on a riot that never occurred. there was no riot at all. to say that, you are either incompetent or misleading. >>> democrats are dismissing these as politically moetivated allegations. >>> the 14-year-old girl shot last week by the taliban for promoting girls education is now heading to britton for specialized treatment. malala yousufzai was reportedly flown out of the country today in an air ambulance provided by the united arab emirates. it comes six days after she was attacked in pakistan by a gunman while riding home in a school van last tuesday. she w
of helping to lead the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya says he has no plans to go into hiding. >>> a "new york times" report says abu ahmed spent two hours sipping mango juice and scoffing at the threats from american and libyan officials. he says he hasn't even been questioned by authorities. he says he's not affiliated with al qaeda but shares their views on theology. he also insisted although he was at the consulate the night of the attack he did not take part in the violence. meanwhile, a "wall street journal" report examines the time line. early intelligence suggested the violence came from a spontaneous reaction to an anti-muslim video. that is'sment began to change the night before. ambassador susan rice appear on the sunday talk shows on september 16th. she was not warned about the changes before she went on the air. intelligence officials realized there were no protests at all, it would be weeks before the administration changed its narrative. >> mika, a lot of questions about how the debate changed the polls. with 18 days to the election, there's something of a mixed
is posted online. >>> another candidate seeking a seat in the u.s. senate is under fire over comments about rain and abortion. the remarks came when indiana republican richard mourdock which defeated rich lugar in may's primary was asked during the final indiana senate debate whether abortion should be allowed in cases of rain or incest. >> i struggled with it myself for a long time. came to realize, life is a gift from god. even when life begins in the horrible situation of rain, that it is something that god intended to happen. >> that statement comes just two months after representative todd akin, the republican senate candidate from missouri said during a television interview that women's bodies can ward off pregnancy in cases of legitimate rate. mr. mourdock accused joe donnelly of not taking a strong enough stance against abortion. both candidates have said they are anti-abortion. mourdock tried to clarify his remarks after that debatelating releasing a statement which read god creates life and that was my point. god does not want rain and by no means was i suggesting he does. rain is
costliest storms in u.s. history have been category 1 hurricanes that have targeted the northeast. last summer's hurricane irene cost more than $15.8 billion in damages after hitting an area from north carolina to maine. in 1972 hurricane agnes did more than $11.7 billion of damage. it went from florida to long island, new york. let's check in with bill karins. he is a upstairs. where is it now and where is it headed in the next few hours? >>> it's amazing it's safely off the shore. it's not causing too much damage or chaos yet. we'll watch landfall this evening probably around 8 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. that's when the destruction will be done during the high tide cycle and the winds. this morning is not horrible. here's the new forecast in the hurricane center. it increases in intensity. it could go up to 90 miles per hour. a healthy category one just off the "jersey shore." it will make the hook. the unusual historic cal hook to the left into the jersey shore. the winds will be in the center including from the central jersey shore. possibility of 80 mile per hour winds. we may be out there
of the costliest in u.s. history. reporting live in cape mae, new jersey, danielle leigh, back to you. >> thank you, danielle leigh there in cape mae, new jersey. we won't really know until the sun comes up just how bad this is. and cape mae and across the region. still ahead this morning on "way too early," we'll have another update on the status of sandy. it is still pushing through with heavy weather. which areas may be next to feel the impact? plus, disaster politics. thou major weather event pushed the presidential race to the back burner now seven days away from election day. we'll be right back. [ male announcer ] imagine facing the day with less chronic osteoarthritis pain. imagine living your life with less chronic low back pain. imagine you, with less pain. cymbalta can help. cymbalta is fda-approved to manage chronic musculoskeletal pain. one non-narcotic pill a day, every day, can help reduce this pain. tell your doctor right away if your mood worsens, you have unusual changes in mood or behavior or thoughts of suicide. antidepressants can increase these in children, teens, and young ad
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